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For twelve-year-old Zack Ross, life revolves around Little League
The 1971 Little League season is Zack Ross's last chance to win a championship---and new kid, Rafer, could make that happen. Sure, he's different---but he can really hit a baseball! When Rafer is hospitalized, the team's determined to gain the trophy in his honor. Will Zack learn there's more to life than winning or losing?
CAFE LILY'S REVIEW:
This is one of those “feel good” stories that even those who aren’t big fans of baseball will enjoy. The story goes way beyond the theme of Little League baseball and incorporates father / son relationships (some good, some bad) and young boys navigating the choppy waters of becoming young men.
After reading this book it was easy to see why Rusty Whitener received two Christy award nominations in both the Contemporary Stand-Alone and First Novel categories. It also won the 2010 Book of the Year Award Gold Medal (Foreword Magazine in the “Fiction – Religious” category.) This certainly didn’t read like a “first” novel and it was so good, I was not surprised to see that it’s being made into a movie.
In fact, casting is currently underway. I just hope the movie does the book justice.
A Season Of Miracles is the heartwarming story of a group of young boys who learn the importance of hard work, teamwork and what it means to come together as a team. They also discover that amazing gifts come in imperfect packages and sometimes we overlook the blessings in our lives based on outward appearances. Make sure you have a box of tissues handy – this is one story that gets under your skin and sticks with you long after the last page is read.
This book was provided free for review by Kregel Publications